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Consent for exploration drilling using Mærsk Giant

Det norske oljeselskap ASA has received consent for exploration drilling using the Mærsk Giant mobile drilling facility to drill well 2/9-5 S Heimdalshø, in production licence 494.


The well is in the southern part of the North Sea, around 34 km west of Valhall. Water depth at the site is approx. 65 metres.

The position during drilling will be:

  • 56° 24' 45.50" N
  • 03° 55' 06.08" E

Drilling is planned to begin in July 2014, with a duration of around 60 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.

Mærsk Giant is a jack-up mobile drilling facility. It is owned and operated by the A.P. Møller-Mærsk Group.

It was built in Japan by Hitachi and completed in 1986. Mærsk Giant can operate in water depths of up to 107 metres and accommodates 87 people.


Journal 2014/506

Øyvind Midttun, Press contact
Email: oyvind.midttun@ptil.no | +47 51 87 34 77